well, if its the same elements i have, elements is just like photoshop pro, its just more basic i think, but i have macromedia fireworks too so if elements is missing a feature i will just move it to fireworks. anyway, the difference is premier is vid editing, elements is photo.
vincepru-"i jibbed a car in a parking lot yester day and the bumper fell off, then i ran."
pinnace is good. that really expensive one. aris or soemthing. i forgot the name, but its hard to use my friend says. pinnacle is easy. and i think you can download both if you are good with downloading programs and stuff. my friend does it. i dont care enough to. i think he just got it off of online, but maybe he downloaded it with morpheous or one of those..
just get premiere pro, its not like its any harder to acquire, and you have a lot more control over what you are doing with it. and whoever said aris, its avid, and there's no way of getting a bootleg copy as far as i know, you need a peice of hardware called a dongle to run it.
^You can get Avid, and there are cracks for bypassing the whole dongle thing. But Avid is an extremely sophisticated program and I highly doubt anyone here really needs it. Premiere Pro works just fine as an advanced NLE.
i just dl'd adobe premeir pro 1.5 the other for free. its not too hard. I didnt do it this way but i know theres a way u can just dl the trial version off their website and then u get a crack off the web that u put somewhere in ur adobe folder and it just makes it act like u bought it. its really not that hard.